Dub Me Always


On Wednesday, 9 March, Dub Me Always is pleased to present another night of original roots reggae and rub-a-dub vinyl, this time in the form of the Italian takeover, when Roots Sensation meets Mr Faso, supported by the night’s regular host, DJ David Katz, and featuring a special live dub performance from Galanjah (on stage at 9:15 sharp).


A Sicilian-born DJ, Roots Sensation (aka Roberto Pellegrino) has been playing and collecting records since 2001. His sessions range from deep roots, dub, early reggae, and rub-a-dub to heavy dubwise and steppers. After moving to the UK in 2010, he gradually became a regular name among the British reggae scene. As well as organising events in London, he has been working as a sound engineer, voicing and recording dubplates at his own studio. In 2012, together with two friends, he founded the Roots Traders Records label and the subsidiary imprint, Digital Traders Records, reissuing rare tracks from Earl Zero and I Kong, the Disciples and Jah Warrior. Then, in 2014, Roots Traders started its own distribution and record store. More recently, Roots Sensation has been managing artists & singers and working as a booking agent for selected artists. This night will also feature a special showcase of Roots Traders Records, with the label’s releases available for purchase.


Born and bred in Apulia, Italy, Mr Faso (aka Simone Murat) moved to London where the legendary Earl Gateshead (Trojan Sound System selector) invited him to become part of Rootikal, which soon became one of London’s most noteworthy reggae events: David Rodigan was a regular guest for a couple of years, and they have also hosted Yellowman, Cornell Campbell, Linval Thompson, Channel One, Aba Shanti, Mad Professor, Sir Coxsone Outernational, and Iration Steppas, among many others. The Rootikal label has reissued some great foundation dancehall too. In the last two years, Mr Faso has been the support act at some of the biggest reggae concerts held in London, such as the performances given by Chronixx, Protoje and Alborosie at the Electric Brixton. He has also been a regular guest at David Rodigan’s Ram Jam events, was a regular selector at Aba Shanti’s residency at Village Underground, and has performed at Glastonbury and the United Nations of Dub festival. In addition to his work with Rootikal, Mr Faso also runs the Irie Vibez! nights at the Silver Bullet and Stereo Ites at the Shutterbug Bar. He insists that the best is yet to come.


Galanjah is an Argentinian keyboardist and vocalist who learned the dub way through joining the Nairobi band back in 2010, appearing on their album Wet, mixed at Ariwa studios, and backing Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry on live dates in Argentina in 2011. In 2012, the band flew to the Gambia to be part of Ariwa’s Back to Africa Festival, which led to collaborations with artists such as Tippa Irie. After that experience Nairobi, recorded a new album called Wax and released another with lost tracks and dub versions of their first three albums, alongside a feature film about their musical journey, called Jungle Boyz (the title an homage to Gambian youth), and during the last few years, they have toured extensively throughout South America. Being a dub enthusiastic, Galanjah is now also finding a way of expressing herself through singing in a style that reminds of the first dancehall tunes and digital reggae releases, with her 505 drum machine. She has released a few original songs on the internet and is currently working in her first solo album.


Expect rare roots reggae, rub-a-dub, steppers and original live dub creations, presented with plenty of zest.


8pm-midnight (Galanjah on stage at 9:15pm sharp)

Free entry


Upstairs at the Ritzy

Coldharbour Lane

Brixton Oval

Brixton, London SW2 1JG


0871 704 2065









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